BT Global Financial Services has leased data center space from Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) in the New York City area to support the company's IT infrastructure. The lease was for finished data center space through Digital Realty's Turnkey Datacenter program, continuing a recent trend in which tenants have opted for move-in ready raised floor space.
Digital Realty didn't specify the size or location of the lease. The company's New York metro holdings include space at the 111 Eighth Avenue carrier hotel as well as New Jersey facilities in Weehawken, Piscataway and Franklin Township.
"We have had the pleasure of working with BT's Global Financial Services division in the past, and it is a great validation that the company has chosen to work with us once again," said Brent Behrman, Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Digital Realty. "By working with our team, companies like BT benefit from our expertise in technology real estate and datacenter development. Our Turn-Key Datacenter model allows customers to reduce the upfront capital costs for these critical projects while accelerating their time to market."